Gratitude

Bath Time Bliss
Bath Time Bliss – jenniferkellandperry.com

Gratitude

Be grateful for the kindly friends that walk along your way;
Be grateful for the skies of blue that smile from day to day;
Be grateful for the health you own, the work you find to do,
For round about you there are men less fortunate than you.

Be grateful for the growing trees, the roses soon to bloom,
The tenderness of kindly hearts that shared your days of gloom;
Be grateful for the morning dew, the grass beneath your feet,
The soft caresses of your babes and all their laughter sweet.

Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blessed you are,
How much there is to gladden life, how little life to mar!
And what if rain shall fall today and you with grief are sad;
Be grateful that you can recall the joys that you have had.

~ Edgar A. Guest

Edgar Albert Guest was born in Britain but grew up and spent most of his life in the U.S.A. He was a product of “small town” America and the values and lifestyle he had as a boy permeates his writing both prose and poem. He worked most of his adult life as newspaperman, syndicated country-wide and is reputed to have had a new poem published in a newspaper every day for over 30 years. – AllPoetry.com

Travel Theme: Poetry – combine a favourite poem with a fitting photo.

Do you have any favourite poems to share? What are you grateful for?

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18 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. That is a wonderful poem, Jennifer. And the wrap-up: So important. My favorite poem: I like a lot by Ogden Nash (or Strickland Gillilan, depending upon who you believe) but this one is easy to remember: Fleas–Adam had’m.

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  2. It’s said if we tell ourselves every day some things we’re grateful for, we’ll have happier, more positive outlooks. I try to remember to do so. When we realize what we have, it puts everything else in perspective.

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  3. I’m grateful for so much, including poetry that hits our heart like an arrow, and makes us realize the value of being grateful. I read all kinds of poetry. This will sound odd, but the poems I most enjoy are the ones I write from the privacy of my writing desk – to my kids, my guy, to the nature I view outside my window. I most often don’t share those poems, but somehow they help me smile through the day, and to be grateful.

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  4. Oh My Jennifer after a couple of days of really bad storms here, blackouts,lasting a day and night. Bored kids because the schools were flooded and closed. Im so very tired. Looking out that window was like a breath of fresh air. So very beautiful. Im grateful for electricity. Waiting for water to boil for a cup of tea on the top of the wood fire is fun once and then you miss your creature comforts. Thanks for sharing the view and amazing poem.

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    1. Kath, just an hour ago, Paul told me about the storms you are having (he always reads BBC news). Then I read your comment. Sounds like you guys are having a rough time of it! I hope your weather gets back to some kind of normal and your power is restored soon. We have a lot to be grateful for, so when something like this happens we realize what we love and what we miss. Take care! ❤

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